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DIY Stenciled Easter Basket

The other day I was looking for Easter baskets at Walmart.  There was no shortage!  They had Easter baskets in all sizes, materials, styles, and prices.  They ranged any where from $0.88 to over $5.00, and that's just for the basket.  As to be expected the fancier the basket the more expensive it was.  Well I didn't want to pay more that $5 for a cute little basket that had hundreds exactly like it, and of course the cheap plain ones just wouldn't do.  So I thought why not buy a cheap ...

DIY Football Post for Your Backyard or Football Party

We're having a Football themed party for my grandson Devon's 9th. birthday next month.  It's being held at our neighborhood rec field so the kids will have plenty of space to run and play. One of the games planned for this event is an obstacle course and we thought it would be fun to have a football post! Unfortunately the rec field doesn't have  full size football posts and I have no intention of spending any money to buy one.  (Yes there's a plastic football goal set available from ...

Football Photo Centerpieces – Free Templates

I'm planning my grandson, Devon's, 9th. Birthday Party.  He wanted to have a football themed party, and so it is.  A Football Party at the neighborhood park; lots of space for the kids to play football and football themed party games.  So of course the decor is all about football. We haven't nailed down all the details, but I decided to get a head start on the decor.  Last month I made Football Themed Painted Mason Jars so that I could use them as bases for the Football Photo Centerpieces ...

DIY Football Themed Painted Mason Jars

This article contains affiliate links to products I used. Are you planning a Football themed party?  We are!  We're planning my grandson Devon's 9th. birthday party for April. Now that he's turning 9 he knows exactly what he wants for his party, and this year it's all about football!  So of course that means he wants everything from the invitations to the decor to the cake to be about his favorite sport.  Good thing I have over a month to get this done. Last weekend I made these ...

DIY Valentine Gifts for Men

Romance is in the air!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and by now most of us moms and grandmothers are winding down our Valentine crafting.  Classroom and teacher gifts are done or nearly done, as are gifts for friends and families.  By now many of us have had our fill of cutting out hearts and cupids and are ready to move on.  But we may have neglected one of the most important people in our lives, our significant other! Let's be honest, Valentine's Day is ...

3 Non-Candy Valentine Cards for School & Free Heart Shaped Animals Templates!

Valentine's Day is next week.  It's time to get those Valentines ready so the kids can take them to school.  When my kids were school age it was easy, pick up a bag of Valentine packaged candies from the supermarket, write their names on them, then send them off to school on Valentine's Day.  Unfortunately these days lots of kids have all kinds of food allergies, I know 3 out of my 5 grandchildren all have various food allergies.  In fact allergies are so common many schools have banned ...

Art Deco Bun Beanie – Free Pattern

Bun Beanies are my thing right now.  I love these cute fun hats that have taken the internet by storm this winter.  So I've been working out different patterns to share with you as well as bun beanies to post in my Etsy Shop.  Last week I shared the pattern for my Cable Look Bun Beanies. This week I'm sharing my Art Deco Bun Beanie! This bun beanie is really just an adaption of my cute Art Deco Hat I designed last winter.  Really you can take almost any hat and adapt the pattern to make a ...

Cable Look Bun Beanies – FREE Crochet Pattern

Bun Beanies have taken the internet by storm. They're popping up on Pinterest, Etsy, and Amazon in all styles and colors.  I've heard that it was THE gift for girls of all ages last Christmas. What you might ask are Bun Beanies, also known as Messy Bun Hats and Ponytail Hats?  They're fun crocheted or knitted hats with a hole on top so you can show off your messy bun or ponytail.  I think it's a great way to avoid hat hair this winter.  They're too cute too! So now that Christmas is ...

Valentine Heart Hot Pads – Free Pattern

Valentine's Day is in less than a month. Valentine's is such a fun holiday, specially for crafters!  I made up this super cute set of Valentine Heart Hot Pads to use in my kitchen this Valentine's Day.  They make great gifts too! This pattern is very easy, it's perfect for beginners!  It uses rows of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches to get the textured look.  To make it heart shaped you just increase and decrease stitches at the appropriate rows. I used Lily's ...

DIY Wreaths and other Christmas Door Decor

Nothing is more welcoming than wreaths on front doors, specially during the holiday season.  I love the look and scent of a fresh pine wreath that greets me before I even ring the door bell. But who says wreaths must only be made from fresh pine, or must only be hung at the front door? Not I! There are many things you can turn into a "wreath" and many ways you can use it.  And if you're not into wreaths how about a swag instead? Here are some crafty ideas for your front door decor this ...